I feel like I haven’t typed up one of these posts in ages! I’ve read a lot of books since the last one, so I decided to narrow it down to only my favourites. I’m thinking of making these a monthly series on my blog so that I can share even more books- what do you guys think?
Average Goodreads Rating: 4.34/5 stars
My Rating: 5/5 stars
Henry “Monty” Montague is supposed to be a gentleman- one day, he is to take over his father’s estate. Monty has never been the model of gentlemanly behavior, though, and is looking forward to his “Grand Tour” of Europe with his best friend Percy (and his little sister, Felicity), before he has to come home and be a gentleman for good.
However, things soon take a turn for the worse, and their grand tour becomes less of a holiday and more of a run for their lives.
I was quite impressed with the diversity of the characters in this book, especially considering that it’s historical fiction! I also really enjoyed the characterization- and all the characters grew so much throughout the course of the book- it was great to see Monty go from being a bit of a brat to a self-aware brat.
“Rather, it is simply the tale of how two people can be important to each other their whole lives, and then, one morning, quite without meaning to, one of them wakes to find that importance has been magnified into a sudden and intense desire to put his tongue in the other’s mouth. A long, slow slide, then a sudden impact.”
Overall, I really loved seeing the characters and their relationships with each other grow throughout the book! It also had a wonderfully diverse group of characters, especially for historical fiction, and I could tell that the author had really done her research. I would definitely would recommend it!
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